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Reference: 85809

Date Added: 6 September 2022
Closing Date: 2 October 2022

Job Title: Public Affairs and Media Officer

Working For: The Pesticide Collaboration (PAN UK)

Location: Brighton minimum 2 days per week, remainder of days flexible

Salary: £35,000 to £37,000 (depending on experience)

Length of Contract: 3 years

Job Details

We are looking for a passionate, organised, self-motivated individual to lead the Pesticide Collaboration’s efforts with decision-makers and journalists.

PAN UK and RSPB jointly launched The Pesticide Collaboration in January 2021 to work towards achieving a significant and urgent reduction of pesticide-related harms in the UK. It represents a broad range of interests and sectors such as health, environment and consumer and workers’ right and is made up of a variety of stakeholders including civil society organisations, farmers, trade unions and academics. For more info, see its website: https://pesticidecollaboration.org/

The successful candidate will be dedicated to pushing for environmental and social justice and enjoy working at a fast pace in a constantly changing advocacy environment. As Public Affairs and Media Manager, you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including; lobbying decision-makers and liaising with journalists, writing online and offline communications materials, feeding into campaign strategy, public speaking, organising events and contributing to fundraising proposals and reporting. You do not need to have existing knowledge of pesticide issues but must be able to pick up new topics quickly and communicate them confidently.

You will be based at PAN UK and work closely with the Collaboration’s other full-time member of staff who will be based at RSPB and will be responsible for a range of project management and coordination tasks including communicating with membership organisations. You will also be part of PAN UK’s Policy and Campaigns Team and report directly to their Head of Policy and Campaigns.

Closing Date: 2 October 2022

Interview/Start Dates

Closing date for applications is 11pm. We will not appoint until the closing date.

In-person interviews will be held in Brighton on Thursday 20 October. If necessary, second interviews will be held online on Friday 28 October.

We are looking for someone to start asap.

Application Details

A full job description & person specification can be found at: https://www.pan-uk.org/vacancies/

PAN UK particularly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. We view diversity in its broadest form which includes, but is not limited to, the consideration of race, nationality, gender, age, class, disability, sexuality and educational background.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages explaining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role to josie@pan-uk.org 

Website: https://www.pan-uk.org/

Additional Notes